So Ive been looking into those freeride bindings that offer a short trip touring function (Im aware that for longer trips theyll be a bit too heavy), but am as of yet undecided which one to go for, Ive got plenty of time as I dont expect to be hitting any serious powder until february.
My weight: 72kgs (I think thats about 165-70lbs???)
Skier type: Going by the binding chart I'd be a type 3 skier (the chart Im used to in europe is 1-3 & 3+, 3+ being able to ski every type of terrain aggresively and at high speeds, 3 involving a little less of each?).
The bindings of the category that I was most familiar with would be the Marker Duke & the Baron ( I used the Duke for the 4 days on someone elses skis). Im aware that Atomic and Salomon have also released similar bindings, and that Fritschi Freeride pros are also similar (although I believe they're more akin to the marker f12 touring bindings?), but Ive not been able to find many detailed reviews of them so far.
My main concern is whether considering my weight (Im probably towards the lighter than average trend) and reasonably good ability I should go for a 'lighter' skiers' binding like the Baron, or whether something stronger like the Duke makes more sense? Any input and info about the oher manufacturer's bindkngs would also be great.
Thanks for any input/help/funny/snide remarks.